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2 Vegas Loop milestones reached by Boring Company

The Boring Company hit two milestones in its quest to create an underground transportation system in Las Vegas.

Two of the Elon Musk-owned company’s digging machines dubbed Prufrock-1 and Prufrock-2, arrived at Encore on the Las Vegas Boulevard and Westgate just off the Strip, Boring Co. announced Monday via Twitter.

The company noted that it took 10 weeks to mobilize, launch, tunnel 2,350 feet and retrieve Prufrock-2. In comparison, the Boring machine used to begin the Las Vegas Convention Center Loop project, Godot, took 10 weeks just to launch.

Encore and Westgate are the next properties to have offshoot tunnels from their prospective properties to the Las Vegas Convention Center. The first offshoot opened last year, linking Resorts World to the convention center.

Boring Company’s larger goal is digging out the Vegas Loop, which will run up and down the Strip to downtown and link various points of interest along the way.

The planned system of 65 total miles of tunnels with 69 stations will include stops at Allegiant Stadium, just about every resort on the Strip, downtown resorts and the Fremont Street Experience, the planned Oakland Athletics ballpark set to be constructed at the site of the Tropicana and UNLV. Longer term goals include linking to Harry Reid International Airport.

The first portion of the Vegas Loop set to be constructed is the Tropicana Loop, which will link the Trop site, Allegiant Stadium and the resorts on the south Strip. There is no time frame for when that work could begin.

The overall project will be built out in phases and then later linked to create a seamless two-way tunnel system that will use Tesla model vehicles in the point-to-point transportation model.

Contact Mick Akers at makers@reviewjournal.com or 702-387-2920. Follow @mickakers on Twitter.

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